Learn about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
On June 15, 2012, the secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) gives young undocumented immigrants:
DACA does not grant a path to permanent residency or citizenship.
On November 14, 2020, Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion regarding the July 28, 2020 memorandum signed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. On December 4, 2020, Judge Garaufis required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take certain actions to implement his November 14 opinion.
As a result, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:
USCIS will take appropriate steps to provide evidence of the one-year extensions of deferred action and employment authorization documents under DACA to individuals who were issued documentation on or after July 28, 2020, with a one-year validity period under the Wolf Memorandum.
El Camino College in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is proud to announce no-cost legal services available to students, staff and faculty.
Book an appointment to meet with CHIRLA legal services online. After scheduling an appointment an attorney from CHIRLA will contact you at the scheduled time for a full consultation.